CAIRO (Reuters) – The Iraqi Oil Ministry on Thursday denied media reports that Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar is awaiting an agreement with the OPEC + group to increase Iraqi oil exports.
The publication of the state news agency INA, which quoted Abdul Jabbar as telling the state daily Al Sabah that an agreement was about to be reached, has been deleted.
“The oil minister did not make such comments and did not meet with the newspaper reporter,” said ministry spokesman Asim Jihad.
“Iraq is committed to the OPEC + agreement and is working with OPEC and non-OPEC producers to address the challenges facing global oil markets, including the spread of COVID-19, which has plunged global oil demand,” said a ministry spokesman.
(Akhmed Abulenin, with the participation of Hesham Abdul Khalek. Translated by Olga Vishnevskaya. Editor Anna Kozlova)